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MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
We are currently recruiting for two associates (NQ-3) to join our global Finance Group in Manchester. Our team advises lenders and borrowers on complex, high value and high profile financing transactions in the UK and internationally. The team has particular expertise in leveraged finance, corporate finance for PLC borrowers, real estate finance and asset based lending.
Our Finance Group are a close-knit, collegiate team with an emphasis on developing talent and finding opportunities for our associates to stretch themselves.
Key areas of responsibility:
Working on a broad range of Finance transactions including leveraged finance, corporate finance for PLC borrowers, real estate finance and asset based lending
Representing lenders and borrowers in complex finance transactions
International deal exposure, advising regularly on cross border mandates alongside colleagues in other offices
Involvement in drafting a wide range of Finance Documents, including credit agreements, intercreditor agreements and security documents
Opportunities to develop specialist sector knowledge
Opportunities to work with Finance partners from across the UK, not just in your ‘home’ office
Potential for client or interoffice secondments
Candidates who have between 0 - 3 years' PQE are likely to have the right level of knowledge and have gained the right level of experience needed to be able to successfully undertake this role.
The ideal candidate will:
Be an experienced finance lawyer within at least one of the practice areas mentioned above
Demonstrate strong technical skills in finance work, with an international awareness and focus to their work
Have experience working across a variety of sectors
Commercially astute and stay current on key legal and business news
Excellent skills in communication, client relations, and team-working
Provides a professional, quality service in a timely manner, and responds effectively to requests from internal and external clients
Knowledge of lender and borrower requirements and approaches to transactions
Experience of multi-jurisdictional transactions would be preferable but is not essential
Be able to handle multiple priorities, working to sometimes conflicting timescales in a fast-paced and challenging environment
Be keen to get involved in business development (with the right support from Partners and colleagues)